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Playlist for 21 April 2016 Options | You and your folk, me and my folk

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Agincourt  Barn Owl Blues   Options Fly Away  Merlin   
Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass  Rain   Options Fitzgerald and Pass... Again  Pablo  0:02:44 (Pop‑up)
Vinicius & Toquinho  Samba da Volta   Options Vinicius & Toquinho  Philips  0:05:06 (Pop‑up)
Laura Gibson  The Cause   Options Empire Builder  Barsuk  0:07:50 (Pop‑up)
The Bothy Band  The Blackbird   Options Best of  Green Linnet  0:12:11 (Pop‑up)
Incredible String Band  Chinese White   Options The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion  Elektra; Hannibal reissue  0:14:49 (Pop‑up)
Dorota Barová, with Blues club, Dura, Judita Kaššovicová  Chvíl´očku strach   Options Feat.  Indies Scope  0:18:32 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
The Lonely Driver 1952   Options Country Gazette  Asphodel  0:22:15 (Pop‑up)
Edith Frost  A Mirage   Options It's a Game  Drag City  0:27:54 (Pop‑up)
Sainkho Namtchylak  Mogeler Dugajinda Iri   Options Time Out: Seven Songs For Tuva  Ponderosa  0:33:11 (Pop‑up)
Paul McCartney  Man We Was Lonely   Options McCartney  Apple  0:36:19 (Pop‑up)
Ny Sakelidalana  Totoy Tsara   Options Madagasikara Two (various artists)  GlobeStyle  0:39:15 (Pop‑up)
Tiny Ruins  Hurtling Through   Options Hurtling Through (EP)  Bella Union  0:42:10 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We Are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad  0:45:26 (Pop‑up)
Mary McCaslin  Wayward Wind   Options Things We Said Today (best of)  Philo  0:48:52 (Pop‑up)
Syl Johnson  Anyway the Wind Blows   Options Mississippi Main Man  Backbeats  0:51:54 (Pop‑up)
Linda Crowe  I Still Remember   Options Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands (various artists)  Numero Group  0:54:52 (Pop‑up)
Agincourt  When I Awoke   Options Fly Away  Merlin  0:56:57 (Pop‑up)
Joel Grey  White Room   Options Golden Throats  Rhino  1:00:26 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Callahan  Flying   Options False Ego  Ocean  1:03:34 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Obeng Ungu & Julan Buntu with Group 
Menyelam Pakai Pipa Udara   Options 1951: Sumatran Ladies Waering Hats Outlawed by Government  Hot Air  1:07:41 (Pop‑up)
Connie Acher  Sweetheart   Options For Giving  Golden Lab  1:13:00 (Pop‑up)
Box Tops  Break My Mind   Options Super Hits  Bell  1:16:17 (Pop‑up)
The Dells  Trains and Boats and Planes   Options Sing Dionne Warwicke's Greatest Hits  Cadet  1:18:40 (Pop‑up)
Sue Garner  Silver Wings   Options To Run More Smoothly  Thrill Jockey  1:22:11 (Pop‑up)
The Special Pillow  Blue Always   Options Sleeping Beauty  Zofko  1:25:10 (Pop‑up)
Wailers  Stand Alone   Options late 60s/early 70s comp    1:29:12 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Lady Magnolia   Options To-Day's Sound  Right Tempo  1:31:22 (Pop‑up)
Sammy Davis Jr.   We'll Be Together Again   Options Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays  Reprise  1:37:31 (Pop‑up)
Freakwater  Lullaby   Options Feels Like the Third Time  Thrill Jockey  1:40:40 (Pop‑up)
June Tabor  Joe Peel   Options A Cut Above  Topic  1:42:54 (Pop‑up)
Rickie Lee Jones  Cycles   Options It's Like This  Artemis  1:46:35 (Pop‑up)
Daniel Johnston  Mind Contorted   Options Fun  Atlantic  1:49:46 (Pop‑up)
Roger Miller  You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd   Options Golden Hits  Smash  1:52:37 (Pop‑up)
Jake McKelvie & the Countertops  I Was Right   Options split 7-inch with Uh-huh  Jake McKelvie & the Countertops  1:54:40 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 
Last Date   Options 45 played at 33  RCA  1:58:45 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Michael:

Thursday! Charlie! How goes it Mr. MC?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am listener james from westwood:

Howdy, Michael, Charlie, all! I'll be in the kitchen making chili, so PLAY LOUD.
Avatar 11:58am βrian:

Pintos or kidneys, James?
Avatar 12:00pm Roberto:

Kittehz!
Avatar 12:01pm βrian:

@Roberto: like a day with sunshine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm thatpatsmith:

oh yay thursday afternoon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm annie:

ok, i made it..
Avatar 12:05pm βrian:

Forestalling hunger ... all for Nothing. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Charlie:

Good day to all you nothing-doing-busy-ers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Webhamster Henry:

I'm doing something, but hope to be doing nothing soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Mike East:

I think Irene played some Laura Gibson the other night. Is this new?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Charlie:

that is: Michael, LJFW, ßrian, Roberto, thatpat, annie, Henry, and Mike East! We've got enough to play volleyball.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

Yes, Mike East, this is brand new.
Avatar 12:10pm βrian:

I'll get my spandex shorts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm annie:

i'm busy doing many things, soon going to make lunch..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Jeff Golick:

Lunch is a bag of cheeze-its and you, Charlie. Nourish me, pleeze!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm annie:

i watched a great movie last night: "Sunset Song", telling the story of the coming-of-age of a scottish lass in the early 1900s.. it was very very good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Mike East:

I like it, Charlie.
Avatar 12:15pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

Yay! ISB!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Charlie:

Hi Jeff! I can't imagine what nutrition you need more than cheeze-its, but I can provide some toppings :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm annie:

i'm making guac!! adding it to the table
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Charlie:

annie -- sounds good!
hi Canterbury wood-elf -- right up your alley :)
Mike East -- it's really good (laura gibson), as was her previous album
Avatar 12:18pm βrian:

@annie: Added to the netflix list, but "availability unknown."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Parq:

Charlie, I assume that a million people have already forwarded yesterday's "Mutts" strip to you, but believing as I do in overkill, I am making it a million and one.
www.mutts.com...
Avatar 12:19pm βrian:

I don't think I've heard the Bothy Band in decades.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm mauri:

Hey charlie. Damn I had a Mutts t-shirt... and I hate you milkman Dan Redmeat t-shirt... No idea where they are now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm annie:

βrian: i watched it on Putlocker; would you like a link?


this is a beautiful tune
Avatar 12:24pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

Joe McGasko played a 60s band with the most terrible name a few weeks ago: "Folkal Point" (it was a pretty good Joni Mitchell cover tho')
Avatar 12:26pm βrian:

@annie: Sure thing. I'm not familiar with the service.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm annie:

"Sunset Song":

putlocker.is... be sure to play the player on the first selection, the rest are of dubious sources.
Avatar 12:28pm βrian:

Merci.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm annie:

there are many walware embeds on that site, so be sure to just watch the movie there...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Charlie:

Hey Parq -- believe it or not, you are the first! Thanks, that's a keeper, which will probably surface here at some point :)
  12:29pm rf:

YAYYY
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Parq:

Lavender Diamond's "Garden Rose" is coming up, I bet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Charlie:

hi mauri -- "ou sont les t-shirts d'antan," eh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm annie:

the overview:

www.imdb.com...

why are you playing such great music??? i have to leave the headphones.. will you be playing something terrible?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Charlie:

yay, rf
Avatar 12:34pm ndbob:

Heya Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Charlie:

@Canterbury wood-elf -- that is a silly band name. Joe McG sure digs out some winners, tho.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm annie:

the housemate is sitting in the room with me and has put the teevee on and blasted the volume.. how can people be so oblivious and/or passive agressive?

hi ndbob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Charlie:

Hi there, nd bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm ifny:

Wow, Sainkho Namtchylak, my new favourite everything.
Avatar 12:39pm βrian:

@ifny: N'est-ce pas ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Charlie:

ifny -- she's something else, ain't she?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Webhamster Henry:

Sir Paul -> Madagascar is a classic WFMU segue!
Avatar 12:40pm βrian:

Leaping Lemurs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Michael:

Hearing Macca - have any seen this: Boomers Coachella:
www.theguardian.com...
Avatar 12:41pm ndbob:

Lemurs are great - almost as good as rodents
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Charlie:

Henry - ikr? where else?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Charlie:

maybe lemurs could be honorary rodents...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm annie:

hurtling: one verb that means business!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm annie:

βrian: if you end up watching that, i'd love to know how many hankies you had to use..
Avatar 12:45pm βrian:

A professor used to ask his students, when watching footage of lemurs in their habitat, to count the fecal pellets. It was kind of like an in-class raffle, though I don't recall the prize.
Avatar 12:46pm ndbob:

@Charlie - the honorary rodent of the month - but they are always busy doing something
Avatar 12:47pm βrian:

@annie: I'll stock up on bandanas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm annie:

...or shirtsleeves...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm ifny:

@βrian @Charlie Mais oui! Elle est une chanteuse fantastique! I could listen to her on a jewelled loop...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm annie:

man, you sure are takin' me back to the great days...
Avatar 12:50pm βrian:

Philo records! I just visited the old Philo barn a few months ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm annie:

back in the days when college radio was the source of all things diverse.. and djs took requests
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Charlie:

ßrian -- the pellets are reward enough, no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm JP from KC:

The pedal steel in this track is on point.
Avatar 12:55pm βrian:

"I should kill you!"
--Big Night (1996 )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Charlie:

Howdy, JP from KC.
Avatar 12:57pm βrian:

This is too damn good, in other words.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm JP from KC:

Hiya, Charlie! I believe this is my second time doing nothing. I must say, it's rapidly becoming a favorite pastime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm annie:

oh yes, brian, i loved that movie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Charlie:

JP -- thank you for making time for nothing ;)
Avatar 12:58pm βrian:

I'm not sure, but I may have enticed JP to sneak past the curtain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Charlie:

bob -- maybe we could all be honorary rodents. I'll volunteer to be the lemming (not too many letters removed from lemur)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm JP from KC:

@Brian: You and Uncle Michael both played a part in my travels to the GTD stream. I just wish I had more ears, and more hours in the day, to listen to all of FMU's programming, all the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm JP from KC:

This Joel Grey is amazing! I might like it better than the original, but this never was my favorite Cream tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Charlie:

He certainly brings something to it, or brings something out in it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Uncle Michael:

I'd like to have heard Joel's dad take a stab at this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Michael:

Seeing reports that Prince has died. Can anyone confirm?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm JP from KC:

Uh, WTF?! Can anyone confirm or deny that Prince died this morning?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Charlie:

hi Uncle Michael! Oy, what Mickey Katz could have done with that song! And many other rock era numbers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Charlie:

holy cow, no?
Avatar 1:06pm βrian:

Reports are that there's been "a fatality" at Prince's estate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm annie:

i imagine a 12-step program for an addiction to FMU would include the step of succumbing to the force...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm listener james from westwood:

TMZ's the sole source thus far. Crossing fingers that a legit source will debunk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm annie:

THAT'S why i see his pic all over FB!!
Avatar 1:08pm βrian:

Love that mallard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Michael:

Yeah saw that James.
Avatar 1:09pm βrian:

And TMZ's site seems to have crashed.
Avatar 1:11pm βrian:

Be sure to listen to Duane's show next Wednesday.
Avatar 1:11pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie

It is true
www.billboard.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm JP from KC:

Yeah, but Billboard is only citing the TMZ article, just like everyone else. As far as I know, there are only reports that someone has been found dead on Prince's estate. No confirmation from any other sources that it is, in fact, Prince.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Parq:

Fox and the usual gossip sites are calling him dead. The rest of the media are being more cautious. Man, we went through exactly the same thing with MJ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Parq:

Fox says AP has confirmed it, but I can't find anything to confirm that.
Avatar 1:16pm βrian:

Nothing from NYT, but they're usually more careful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Parq:

The Good Grey didn't go with MJ until hours after everyone else had.
Avatar 1:18pm βrian:

New York Daily News is on board now.
  1:18pm rf:

yay yay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Parq:

Given how it went with MJ, my money's on it being true.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm listener james from westwood:

AP says they got it from his publicist. WaPo carried the wire alert. Also waiting for LA Times and NYT to confirm. How fucking awful.
Avatar 1:20pm Brian in UK:

If the BBC says it, that is good enough for me, sad to say.
www.bbc.co.uk...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Parq:

Back on topic -- great version of TB&P.
Avatar 1:22pm ndbob:

indeed Brian
Avatar 1:22pm Brian in UK:

@parq I always liked Billy J Kramer's version.
Avatar 1:23pm Roberto:

Well shit.
  1:24pm Listening Out There:

BBC on Prince: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36106778
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Mike East:

Jesus Christ...who's next, Bob Dylan?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Charlie:

kinda speechless and mind-blown, esp. bc prince and mj an me were all born within a couple months of each other.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm listener james from westwood:

@Parq: Agreed. Need a sweet show like this one to buffer life's shittier moments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm JP from KC:

You shut your fucking mouth, Mike East.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm JP from KC:

Sorry, Mike East. We're all a little emotional right now. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm JP from KC:

And facetiousness doesn't always communicate well via comment post,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Parq:

All I know is, if I were one of Zimmerman's loved ones, I'd be telling him to take *real* good care of himself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Michael:

Well your show helps a lot C, as it always does. But hasn't 2016 been loaded with many noted deaths? And it's only April.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Mike East:

Understood, JP. Its just...so many ICONS. What the hell?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm JP from KC:

Yeah. Almost TOO many... I'm starting to think Randy Quaid is on to something. and that REALLY scares me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm listener james from westwood:

Plus it's a US election year, which makes it feel like a shovel of shit with a side of, well, more shit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm annie:

sitting on the sidelines now....not sayin' a word
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm JP from KC:

Watchin' the wheels go round and round, annie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm doctorjazz:

Just heard about Prince, WOW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Mike East:

On a brighter note, that's one of my favorite Wailers tracks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm annie:

yep, jp.... i was never into prince's music, so i'll just watch the march from here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Uncle Michael:

This is one of the best records. This is one of the best tracks on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm annie:

this is quite apt, charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Charlie:

"Don't let the blues make you bad," folks...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm JP from KC:

This is both beautiful, and fitting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm annie:

if those was scheduled to be played ... well kismet ...serendipity and very cosmic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Charlie:

UM -- love that record.
Avatar 1:44pm βrian:

Ok, a little Salmon Navarin with harissa, and I feel much better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Charlie:

This song (Joe Peel) always gets me choked up. Lyrics and bg here: mainlynorfolk.info...
Avatar 1:45pm ndbob:

even CNBC is talking about Prince
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm JP from KC:

The news of Prince's untimely passing brings a hypothetical to mind: does anyone have a favorite artist that, if you heard of their passing, you would be so moved as to need to leave work for the rest of the day, or take the day off from work to mourn?
Avatar 1:46pm Brian in UK:

If you want diction, June Tabor is your gal.
Avatar 1:46pm Roberto:

Yeah I haven't been able to work for the last 20 minutes. And I have a very tight deadline. Whatcha gonna do.
Avatar 1:47pm βrian:

@BUK: Or Laurie Anderson.
Avatar 1:48pm Brian in UK:

@βrian at least Laurie has a sense of humour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm JP from KC:

Joe Peel was wonderful, Charlie. Thank you for sharing that with us.
Avatar 1:51pm Brian in UK:

Thanks Charlie, must dig out some Sparklehorse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm annie:

not really JP, my view of death is not really mainstream.
Avatar 1:53pm Brian in UK:

These words are as true today as when they were first written.
Avatar 1:54pm ndbob:

when I was working at Frontier Village in Jamestown some kids were skateboarding by the buffalo pasture so I thought of saying You can skateboard in a buffalo herd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Charlie:

Deep.
Avatar 1:55pm βrian:

I texted my wife kisses, but she received bisons!
(bisous)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm listener james from westwood:

@JP: Yeah, and unfortunately they're Bowie and Prince! Only mercy for Bowie's is I heard when I was already in bed. Today's going to be really rough for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm annie:

ok, NOW i'm getting up to make lunch..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm listener james from westwood:

I can't think of any other examples right now b/c I think my brain hides that possibility for self-preservation.
Avatar 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar 1:56pm Brian in UK:

What's the difference between a buffalo and a bison?


You can't wash your hands in a buffalo.
Avatar 1:57pm doyle:

great show. but any show w/ Daniel Johnston = great!
Avatar 1:57pm ndbob:

@Brian :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Jeff Golick:

Thanks, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Charlie:

hey doyle! Thanks everyone for being here today. Looking forward to catching up on your comments later. Yeah, annie, I had all those songs lined up for the end of the show, as it happened... See y'all next week :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm JP from KC:

There are three that come to mind for me. John Prine, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

Extra-appreciative of the fine show today, Charlie. Greatly thankful for what you do. You never know when you might lose good things.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Mike East:

very nice show today, sir. Thanks for the sounds.
Avatar 2:00pm βrian:

I thought of John Prine, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm annie:

...now john prine, yes, a little.. yep..
Avatar 2:02pm βrian:

It's a big ol' goofy world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm JP from KC:

Yeah. When Prine goes, I may not be able to handle it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Charlie:

Sometimes it snows in April...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Michael:

Thanks so much Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm People Like Us:

just been listening to this while driving across the countryside, totally fantastic show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18pm Charlie:

Thanks :)
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